HMS Gay Bruiser (P1044)

HMS Gay Bruiser was a Gay-class fast patrol boat of the Royal Navy. She was built by Vosper, Portchester, and launched on 19 December 1952. She was the third ship to be launched in her class.

HMS Gay Bombardier.jpg
HMS Gay Bombardier, a ship of the same class as Gay Bruiser
History
RN Ensign
NameHMS Gay Bruiser
BuilderVosper & Company
Launched19 December 1952
IdentificationPennant number: P1044
General characteristics
Class and typeGay-class fast patrol boat
Displacement
  • 50 long tons (51 t) (standard)
  • 65 long tons (66 t) (deep)
Length75 feet 2 inches (22.9 m)
Beam20 feet 1 inch (6.1 m)
Draught4 feet 2 inches (1.3 m)
Propulsion
  • 3 × V12 Packard engines
  • 1,500 hp
Speed40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph)
Complement13
Armament
  • Either:
  • 2 × 40mm guns
  • 2 × 21-inch torpedoes
  • Or:
  • 1 × 4.5-inch gun
  • 1 × 40mm gun

The ship was reported to have been at the Wessex Power Units Yard during the early 1960s.[1]

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